Louis Charpentier, a Leominster man who was affectionately called “Mr. Christmas for putting out his hand-carved Styrofoam displays for several decades, has died at 104.
Somerville city inspectors began enforcing a commercial ban on polystyrene foam on Wednesday.
In their petition, the students cite health and environmental concerns.
Brookline’s ban on plastic shopping bags and styrofoam is set to begin on Sunday, but those charged with enforcing the law say they plan to phase the change in gradually.
Brookline has voted to bar eating establishments in town from using Styrofoam beverage cups and takeout food containers.